Course MD 501 Winter 2017/18 - Advanced Digital Media (Real Time)


In cooperation with “Argineering”

Lectures: Alex Essen / T.A. Kholoud Elhelaly
Tutorials / Practicals: Remone Wahib / T.A. Ahmed Sherif


“Applied Science. Interaction. Interdisciplinary.”

Group 1 - 4 | Lectures: Wednesday (1st Slot) | H1
Group 4 | Tutorial and Practical: Sunday (3rd to 5th Slot) | D5.302
Group 1 | Tutorial and Practical: Tuesday (2nd to 4th Slot) | D5.105
Group 2 | Tutorial and Practical: Wednesday (2nd to 4th Slot) | D5.105
Group 3 | Tutorial and Practical: Thursday (1st to 3rd Slot) | D5.105

Project description

This course will give an overview about creating concepts within the media technology called “arduino”. The project outcome is a media concept and also a particular realization, which are based on IPO (Input, Processing, Output). The course is held in cooperation with the Egyptian start up company “argineering”.

Objectives & Structure

The course is divided into lectures (theoretical concept part) and practical (tutorials, examples and coding for arduino / argeneering). The theoretical part trains the students to find an useful application (potential) or problem (and solution) in order to create a solid media design concept. The practical part will train the students to realize their concepts into an actual realized project, which will be a concept presentation and prototype in the end of semester.

Project aims

In this course students learn how to generate interactive media concepts. In the lectures as well as in the practicals they will comprehend examples of arduino environments, games and other, abstract examples of Interaction Design and other IPO-media in order to create and improve useful projects and their presentations.


Week Title Details Downloads / Info
13.09.2017 Introduction: Welcome - and some other W's LECTURE 01: Introduction of Staff, Course and Interaction Design (IxD) Download LECTURE 01
20.09.2017 Double Lecture LECTURE 02: Introduction Lecturer; About Media
LECTURE 03: Sensorman
Download LECTURE 02

Download LECTURE 03, incl. Assignment 1 on page 79 / 80

30.09. - 05.10.2017 Briefing Assignment 2: "IMPROVE YOUR HOBBY" Briefing and Example; Brainstorming / mindmapping in class Download Briefing and Example of Assignment 2
11.10.2017 Guest Lecture David, Argineering - Cancelled because of sickness
18.10.2017 Guest Lecture David, Argineering Wednesday, 1st slot - Cooperation start Download Argineering Guest Lecture
22.10.2017 Workshop with David Workshop week from Sunday to Thursday 3rd tut slot of each group
29.10.2017 Continued Workshop with David Workshop week from Sunday to Thursday 3rd tut slot of each group
05.11.2017 Lecture 04 / Briefing Examples and Details for Final Briefing 3rd tut slot of each group
12.11.2017 Project finding "Toys" etc. Brainstorming and grouping
19.11.2017 Presentation week Assignment 3.1: Rough concept presentation in groups 2nd and 3rd tut slot of each group
26.11.2017 Consultation week Consultation and group work on project
03.12.2017 Final Consultation week Consultation and group work on project
10.12.2017 Finals Guidelines Please study the requirements. Questions please on our Facebook group. Download Finals Guidelines